Huge Anglo-Saxon gold hoard found by amateur treasure hunter

Published on September 24th, 2009 | by Admin


The largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure found in the UK has been discovered buried beneath a field in Staffordshire. [Thx Cineblogywood]

Experts said the collection of 1,500 gold and silver pieces, which may date to the 7th Century, was unparalleled in size and worth at least £1m [US$1.62m].

It has been declared treasure by South Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh, meaning it belongs to the Crown.

Terry Herbert, who found it on farmland using a metal detector, said it “was what metal detectorists dream of”.

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4 Responses to Huge Anglo-Saxon gold hoard found by amateur treasure hunter

  1. William H. Stafford says:

    This is a great find. I have been doing family research and it goes far back to Staffordshire, England. The knot you are showing is a symbol for the Stafford Family. Look forwar to hearing more on the find maybe some help in my family research.

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